Newcastle United injury update before Fulham clash

Newcastle vs Fulham

Newcastle host 20th place Fulham in one of Saturday’s 3 pm kickoffs.

Newcastle head into the game in 14th place and four points above the relegation zone.

Rafa Benitez’s side also picked up a win in their last match as they went to Huddersfield and came away with a 1-0 win.

As for Fulham, they are still 20th in the Premier League with just nine points from 17 games.

Fulham are also still going in search of that first clean sheet of the season.

Fulham have shown signs of improvement under Claudio Ranieri. But the former Leicester boss has still yet to solve Fulham’s defensive woes.

In 17 league games this season, Fulham have let in an astonishing 42 goals, the worst defensive record in the Premier League buy some way.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Fulham looks on prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Southampton FC at Craven Cottage on November 24, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Newcastle injury update

Ahead of the clash with Fulham, Rafa Benitez has provided an injury update on several of his players.

Jonjo Shelvey is still recovering from a thigh problem and will miss Saturday’s game. As will Ciaran Clark and Karl Darlow.

However, Newcastle do have some positive injury news heading into the game as Federico Fernandez, who was suffering from a calf problem, is fit to face Fulham.

The Fulham game is also expected to be Ki Sung-Yeung’s last game before he leaves to play in the Asian Cup with South Korea.

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